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Today in World War II History—May 16, 1942

Col. Oveta Culp Hobby (right) talks with WAACs Margaret Peterson and Elizabeth Gilbert at Mitchel Field, NY, 1943 (Library of Congress)

Col. Oveta Culp Hobby (right) talks with WAACs Margaret Peterson and Elizabeth Gilbert at Mitchel Field, NY, 1943 (Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—May 16, 1942: Allies complete withdrawal from Burma into India.

Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby is sworn in as director of US Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

New song in Top Ten: “Sleepy Lagoon.”

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